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last night in san francisco's ingleside heights neighborhood. investigators say it's being considered accidental. firefighters say when they arrived just after 8:30 p.m., flames and smoke were pouring from the windows at the house on st. charles avenue. the fire appears to have started in the kitchen and spread to other parts of the house. the body of the woman who lived there, 61-year-old dean burnett, was found on the second floor of the pumping house. her neighbors say they are shaken by her death. >> i was there and i seen the firefighters bring her body down. they put her right there by the garage. i was there. nobody told me anybody. neighbors asked me was that dean andy confirm it was dean -- and i did confirm it was dean. >> reporter: firefighters put the -- >> firefighters put the fire out within a half an hour. the cause of the fire is under investigation. >>> san jose police are looking for a hit-and-run driver who killed a pedestrian last night. the collision happened around 5:45 near white and quimby road. police say the victim was crossing the street when a dark suv or v
. >>> two teenagers who recently killed in san francisco are being remembered. this a vigil -- this is a vigil being held. lorraine blanco is there working the story. we'll have a live report for new just a few minutes. >>> joe biden met with law enforcement leaders this morning in washington, d.c. to launch a new task force aimed at reducing gun violence in the wake of the connecticut school shooting. president obama announced the school force. biden is charged with crafting concrete proposals. biden is due to have a report back to the president in january. >>> attorney general eric holder will be meeting with first responders and law enforcement officials tomorrow in newtown. holder is expected to held there after meeting with the vice president. he's being asked to come up with recommendations on gun laws. >> we have 20 children trying to point us the way. if we don't follow their lead, we've failed them and their deaths are in vein. >> six more funerals are set to be held today for some of the 26 students and teachers killed during the -- during the sandy hook elementary
own life. >> reporter: preparations are underway for tonight's fireworks celebration in san francisco. coming up, we'll show you a behind-the-scenes look at the work involved and tell you the best way to get to the city tonight. >>> and steve paulson is up ahead in a few minutes to tell you if you will need and other coat to celebrate the arrival of the new year. >>> and we'll tell you about other parts of the world where 2013 has already arrived. [ cheers ] >> and 2013 is off to a festive start. here is a lightning at one of the first -- a look at one of the festive looks in sydney, australia. they rang in the new year at 5:00 a.m., our time. [ cheers ] >> and three hurt later, this was -- and three hours later, this was the scene of taiwan. revelers were treated to fireworks shooting off the second tallest building in the world. >>> preparations are in the works for san francisco. allie rasmus joins us with the party plans that include a lot of fireworks and safety measures being put in place right now. >> reporter: the crowd control barricades are right in front of us, stacked up a
beach and the activity will continue to be on the increase at least with san francisco in the short term. we expect a change in the weather pattern into thursday but another system, more of the timing on that in just a few. >> caltrans making repairs after a major rock slide near big sur. it happened sunday afternoon. a 60-foot section the roadway is damaged. caltrans said it hopes to have at least one lane open sometime this week. snoot . >>> retailers are hoping for a boost after some say the season may be the worst since the financial crisis. >> reporter: the mall opened at seven and traffic was light. if you look out here now the parking lot is pretty full. its been filling up and it's getting busier with people looking for bargins. shoppers came early to return gifts this morning at valley fair. >> not a big fan of crowds soy wanted to quiet get in and out. . >> reporter: others relished checking out the deals, it's something they do every year. >> my mom, aunt, sister-in- law, tradition we do. we just spend time together. do a lot of returns. >> reporter: stores throughout the m
us live from outside of the courthouse in san francisco to explain what was at stake. good afternoon, brian. >> reporter: hey, good afternoon, tori. well, what was at stake today was a civil case. but there was no decision made today here inside san francisco federal court. on the case of johannes mehserle and other officers involved in the shooting of oscar grant during a new year's party a few years ago. now, attorneys for anthony p. eroni and johannes mehserle argued they should be offered immunity because they argued the shooting was an accident. they also say it was tragic but there was reasonable actions by the officers to act the way they did. meanwhile, the attorneys for the victims and four others claim it was not an accident, that they were defenseless and should not be granted qualified immunity of the law. here's what both sides had to say. >> what it means is the simple fact that our rights have been violated. those young men are tie to us as a family -- are tied to us as a family. this an opportunity for the world to see that we do have legal civil rights in this so- ca
. >> in san francisco, the homeless took refuge at st. mary's cathedral. >>> there were a bunch of 20s coming in. i can do about three or four pages. some of the highlights that i saw, boulder creek, in. napa and sebastopol were 25. danville, 25. livermore, 27. palo alto, 29. i saw 29 around los at goes, 28 aroundwood side. there were a lot -- los gatos, 28 around woodside. there were a lot. 50 right now in san francisco. that seems like a heatwave. there's a lot of 40s. santa rosa were down to 47. now 46. napa, 46. concord, livermore, antioch, fairfield, a lot of these locations are still in the 40s. it will be a very, very cool day. we are running out of daylight here. today is clear, a few high clouds are starting to work their way in the north. we're gonna from go from very cold and clear. it looks like friday through monday there will be rain and snow. it will be about four days worth. >> all right. thank you. >>> thousands of people started lining up yesterday in the cold in san francisco to get free bags of groceries this morning to make a holiday meal. brian flores joins us live from
following since yesterday morning about a baby who was born in the middle of a san francisco street. in the last hour a police source told us investigators believe the mother was on cocaine 679 they are handing over the case to the district attorney and recommending she be charged with child neglect and abandonment. the mother's identity have not been released. only she is 39. they are still in the hospital. child protective services are also involved in the case. >>> the police department has seen a dramatic drop in one of its basic crime fighting tools. that would be traffic stops. the san francisco chronicle compiled statistics that show a 75% drop in stops of vehicles and pedestrians from -- 2009 to 2012. in 2009 officers made more than 68,000 stops, this year they are on target to make fewer than 16,000 stops. that even as oakland has seen a spike in crime. criminal justice experts say police stops are a basic crime fighting tool and blame the drop on job cuts, low moral and federal reforms. >>> san francisco's catholic archdiocese held a prayer vigil for a couple found bound a
. the principal at saint cecilia school in san francisco says her school has put up gates in spaces that were once open. >> any gates that we have are pass word protected to get people in. and our doors are as much as possible, we try to have wooden doors where the outside people will be able to come in, so it will be a little harder to shoot-out the glass and come in. they would have to come in through a lot of wood first. our number one job besides teaching our students is to make sure that they're safe, that they know they're in a safe place and very much loved. >> according to the superintendent, it is important to note that awareness and training may have saved lives in connecticut. after the columbine killings in colorado in 1999, schools started doing armed intruder drills like earthquake and tornado drills, and officials say you can expect those to increase. we don't know yet when or if sandy hook elementary will reopen. but when the kids do return to classes, they will likely go to an unused school in a town about seven miles south of newtown. that school will be ready to open by wednesda
and oranges. san francisco, over an inch of rain. santa rosa over an inch. and concord, .34. the latest right now on live stormtracker. and the bulk of the significant rain is out to the east. we will have a few light showers focused in the bay area itself. that is for the next few hours. it is around the central portions of the bay and closer to the san mateo bridge and out towards the livermore area. check out towards the south bay, can you see coverage. it is backing down a bit in the santa cruz mountains. the weather pattern begins to change. one possible hazard as we are headed to thursday. i will also let you know if the weekend forecast remains dry. >> thank you, mark. it is 12:05. they approved a million dollars to make sinkhole repairs on the drive. it is 15 feet deep and opened up sunday. first they estimated repairs would take until spring. they hope to find ways to move the project faster. >> i don't want to raise anybody's hopes so i am still concerned that this had could take some time. if we can do it faster than that, it would be good for everybody. >> they are lucky no one is
smith were on hand for the opening. >>> san francisco is coming in as only the second smartest city in north america. there's a report that says san francisco has a thriving entrepreneurial community. but they named boston the top on the list. right behind san francisco are seattle and vancouver. >>> today on ktvu channel 2 news at 5:00, david stevenson is following the story we told you about earlier in the newscast. the death of one of the people found bound and gagged sunday in san francisco. and david is expecting new developments this afternoon in this investigation. >>> thank you for trusting ktvu channel 2 news. we'll see you the next time bruise breaks. we're always here for you on ktvu.com and mobile ktvu.com.
forward. >>> san francisco police are looking for a man who broke into a home in chinatown and groped a woman while she was sleeping. it happened around 2:00 yesterday morning in the woman's home at that time jackson and powell streets. police say the victim was woken up by a man touching her and he ran from the home and hasn't been caught. the woman was not hurt. >>> well san francisco authorities have charged another defendant in the killing of a man found bound and gagged earlier this month. the attack left steven reid dead and a woman badly beaten. today charges were filed against katherine wong, charged with murder, assault and being an ex-felon in possession of a firearm. >> there is a thousand pages of discovery according to the district attorney that will be turned over sometime next week. all i have right now are the charges and i don't think i have very much to say yet. >> now five other people have also pleaded not guilty in the case. one of them tyler miller, had her bail increased today from 15,000 to 50,000 dollars. >>> police say the defendants knew the victims. >>> wel
, the san francisco board of supervisors will cast their final vote on the public nudity ban. brian flores joins us live from san francisco. there's still strong emotions on this. >> reporter: hi, tori. yes, still strong emotions. despite a large group of nudists at city hall -- >> shame on you! shame on you! >> reporter: -- the public nudity ban barely passed during its first vote in late november. but for allen he didn't want it passed at all. >> you have the action of a small group of people is what's going on. >> reporter: public nudity is at the forefront once again. it passed first time in a 6-5 vote. >> i don't think the ban is necessary. i think san francisco is a really open place. i don't have a problem with public nudity. i think people can clues or not to -- can choose or not to. >> if i had children, i wouldn't want them having to look at that. it's not -- it makes me angry. >> reporter: if passed, the ordinance would effectively put a ban on nudity in most places. the exceptions to the ban would be during permitted parades, fairs and festivals. at first this woman was for pub
. live in downtown san francisco, i am tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> we -- ktvu channel 2 news. >>> we just got new video from the past 30 minutes as you can see, it is busy but not jam packed and a lot of people are taking care of their last minute shopping. bay area nurses are spending this christmas eve walking the picket lines. [ music ] >> close to 5,000 nurses at 9 bay area sutter hospitals are holding a one day strike. they are striking over staffing levels, health benefits and sick days. negotiations broke off with the hospital in july. >> we are working on the old contract as it's right now, but we feel that they should at least come back and negotiate with us. >> the hospitals say they have rehired replacement nurses to strike. >>> four firefighters responded to a house fire this christmas eve morning. two were shot and killed and two others were wounded. it appears it was a trap. the gunman fired at the firefighters when they arrived at the burning house in webster which near rochester. it kept firefighters were battling the fire and the gunman was later found
in the streets of san francisco. good afternoon, i am tori. a woman gave birth and the mother and baby are both in the hospital right now. how quick-thinking officers helped to save the baby's life. >> they are being credited with saving the baby's life. it as touch and go situation. they are young fathers here out of the bay view station s we weren't able to speak to them first hand. as you imagine, they had an adrenaline charged experience and at home resting. we are hoping to hear from them over the next couple of days. we did hear from the acting captain and this is what he has to say about the officer's actions. >> they made extraordinary decisions and right decisions and got the small child to the hospital and saved the baby's life. if they are not heros, i don't know who is. >> reporter: here is what happened. around 2:00, a woman arrive at a shelter in the bay view district. she had given birth to the baby and knocked on the door for help. we spoke to the man who did not wish to be identified. >> she was crying. just looked like she was beaten up, covered in blood. and she said she had
vega is live at san francisco international. a lot of flights getting canceled out there. >> reporter: that's right. there's been steady traffic here all morning. i just chicked the boards -- checked the boards there are numerous delays hans cancellations. the storm has brought in the wind and rain which has caused low visibility for pilots. that's caused delays of about 65 minutes. there's been 60 canceled flights. most of these are on commuter flights up and down the west coast. the lines at the security checkpoints are pretty backed -- packed. considerings we spoke to being affected -- passengers we spoke to being affected are trying to take it in stride. >> my plate is delayed about an hour and a half -- flight is delayed about an hour and a half. >> reporter: normally, planes departing from sfo take off and land from the north but because of the storm and winds faa has been departing from the south. airport officials are advising travelers to call their airline or check the status before coming to the airport. >> there are flights that are leaving on time today. but because of th
: and torii, there are still lots of unanswered questions at this point. san francisco police say they have canvassed the neighborhood and they are hoping the public steps forward with any information. live from the endingel wood district, brian flores ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> it happened at 2314 man der written way. one young man was shot at that home at 10:00 this morning. paramedics have taken him to the hospital but there is no word on his identity. neighbors say he was the stepson of the man who was shot and killed saturday. but police will not say if they believe the shooting was connected. they held a vigil for 53-year- old aaron williams. >>> fisherman are trying to work out a price. they went on strike when seafood brokers decided to lower the price because of decreased demand. spokesperson said they will meet again at 4:00 this afternoon. >>> president barack obama will continue to battle republicans in a fiscal cliff negotiation. the president spoke at a detroit suburb with axle and engines. he continues to push his plan to raise taxes on the wealthy. >> all congress nee
and distribution centers are located in san francisco, fresno and concord. the idea is to make communication centralized and response times fastener the event of an emergency. along with the move to san ramon, pg&e executives also talked about the tests they've done on more than 400 miles of gas pipeline since san bruno happened and this year they added 37 automated valves that can shut off remotely in an emergency and pg&e executives say they believe these changes have made their customers safer and will lessen the chance of another san bruno explosion. >> we have done a significant amount of learning from san bruno, from how we train our gas and field operators to how we coordinate and interact with emergency responders. >> reporter: now, all of this comes with a price though. the director and executives estimate it will cost the utility about $2.2 billion. there has been a long stang -- long standing dispute who should pay for that, the pg&e, rate payers or shareholders. and the public utilities commission will decide how that cost burden is broken down. and the public utilities commissi
during the holiday. >>> the city of san francisco has launched a new campaign aimed at pedestrian safety particularly near schools and senior stares, police and city's department of public health are teaming up for what is called the pedestrian safety project for youth and seniors, officials say motorcycle officers will be stationed at enforcement locations around schools and senior centers and driver whose violent pedestrian safety laws will be slapped with a $155 citation. >> this antioch playground fenced off after it was torched by arsonists, who offered up a major donation today to rebuild this park. >> and taking a look outside you can see the sun is shining today but how long will that last? mark tamayo is tracking the next storm heading our way. >> you start thinking the worst thing that can happen. i just imagined someone was, you know, dying of- >> the panic triggered in a shopping mall, the brawl that sent people running and why some thought they heard gunfire. [ female announcer ] this is a special message from at&t. [ male announcer ] it's no secret that the price of things
like oakland. sfo and san francisco, inland temperatures in the upper 50s and to the north bay. and checking in at 55. so our numbers are improving. parts of the north bay and valleys in particular slipping into the 30s this morning. it was a cold start. attempting to show you we do have a bit of a ridge beginning to build and it will continue over the pacific and stretching across the west coast in time for your weekend. it is going to bring us uniceps onbly mild weather. they are going to be a few degrees above the average. pushy fog expected and once again, high clouds in the forecast and soft sunlight at times and again, a slight warm up expected. here is a look at what you can expect for today. 63 for santa rosa and low 60s at concord and antioch and we are in the same boat. low 60s for redwood city. 63 for san jose and morgan hill. 63 in santa rosa. if you are headed to tahoe, you are in good shape. winds will be light. cold, cold mornings, talking 18 degrees tomorrow morning. by the afternoon. low to mid-upper 40s with sunshine in the forecast for the second half of the
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